A great value from this old winery, founded more than 50 years ago. Ample aromas of green apple, ripe peach, butter and smoke, with fig and melon. Lively acidity dominates the fresh, young, green-apple and peach flavors. Complex and interesting, hard to put down. Best Buy.
A pleasant step up for Nobilo’s top-of-the-line Sauvignon, offering slightly smoky, herbal but balanced aromas and plenty of melon and stone fruit flavors. It’s full-bodied and rich, with a long, refreshing, slightly herbal finish.
Produced off dry, bony sites in the Wairau, resulting in a ripe wine that retains the sweaty, passion fruit and gooseberry flavors that make Marlborough Sauvignon so unique, while adding layers of peach and pink grapefruit. Round in the mouth and easy to drink. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
This is crisp, stylish Marlborough SB. Markedly pungent on the nose, but then it settles down a bit to offer a blend of pink grapefruit and gooseberry fruit with some leafy, herbal nuances. Clean and fresh on the finish. Drink now.
As all the Icon Pinot Noirs have over the years, this one shows a fair amount of oak: cinnamon, toast and vanilla all mark the nose. But this medium-bodied wine also shows layers of soft, supple fruit underneath. Give it another year to integrate, then drink it over the next 3–4.
Opens with buttery, citrus and smoky aromas. Rich and creamy, with great texture: steely, crisp and bold. Washes the palate with waves of citrus and spice flavors. Clean as a whistle, and what a bargain. Best Buy.
There’s a copper tinge to this wine’s color, the result some skin contact. The result is a richly fruity wine blessed with layers of ripe apples and berries. Zesty and a bit phenolic on the finish, helping to balance the .8% residual sugar. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.
Well crafted and well priced, with gentle scents of toasted nuts and grilled peaches picking up additional notes of pear and melon. Medium-weight, with a soft, easy finish. Imported by Pacific Wine Partners.